The online auction of a custom-made Case IH skid steer called Red Power will result in a $77,000 gift to FFA programs.
Evolution Ag placed the winning bid during the Purple Wave-administered auction, which ran from Aug. 28 to Sept. 30. The Ohio-based company is a parent of JR Equipment, Hill Implement Co. and Agri-Trac.
"We congratulate Evolution Ag on its winning bid," says Kyle Russell, senior director of marketing at Case IH. "Case IH has a long history of support for FFA and youth programs, and we are proud to contribute to a program that has done so much to help students Be Ready for future careers in agriculture."
Eighty-nine percent of sale proceeds will benefit the National FFA Foundation, while 10 percent will help the Ohio FFA Foundation and 1 percent will help the Buckeye Valley FFA.
Case IH displayed Red Power earlier this year at the 2012 Farm Progress Show in Boone, IA. The model SV250 skid steer features:
- 82 gross engine horsepower
- a 2,500-pound rated operating capacity (ROC)
- dual chrome exhaust stacks
- custom eight-spoke-pattern wheels
- tinted cab windows
- a custom red leather seat
- special LED lighting
Case Construction helped develop the skid steer.